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Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 1:00pm EDT
in a familiar theme, and that is change has to come to washington. change has to come to america. that was the theme echoed some 50 years ago. one who spoke here today spoke 50 years ago, congressman john lewis. before he spoke they heard from a man who bears the name of a man whose day and speech we remember all too well. only he is is the third, martin luther king iii. >> 50 years ago he delivered a sermon on this mountain, which crystallized like never before the painful pilgrimage, and aching aspirations of africa americanses yearning to breathe free in our own homelands. but martin luther king's utterings of 1963 were not laments of past injustices or a diatribe of true injustices of the day. but it was a tribute to the tenacity of an intrepid people who reused to remain in bondage. they were a clarion call to all people of good will to rise up together, to make this nation listen out the true meaning of its creed, and to perfect within us a more perfect union. and so i stand here today in this sacred place in my father's footsteps. i am humbled by the heavy hand of history,
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 11:00am EDT
after america has been embroiled in wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> clearly the u.s. and russia have not seen eye to eye much. but at this point even russia is saying let someone take a look at this most recent situation. is that possibly an opening for the u.s. and russia to cooperate on something? >> i think it certainly is, and i think it's part of a consequence of the impact of those horrifying pictures, and everybody agrees they are shocking, horrifying, coming out of syria. now russia has said that they will encourage the assad regime to allow those un inspectors on-site. russia has also said it is up to the opposition forces to allow those un inspectors to have access to the cites. >> mike viqueira thank you. we'll talk to you again soon. >>> at least 27 people are dead and hundreds are injured after two bombs exploded outside of two mosques in northern lebanon. al jazeera is on the ground in the section of tripoli where the second blast occurred. >> two mosques were targeted in the northern city of tripoli. you can see the destruction and carnage behind me. people are angry.
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 12:00pm EDT
targeted in beirut. >>> you can always get the latest developments on our website, aljazeera.com/america. >>> in new jersey low levels of leak targeted a nuclear plant shut down. officials with the nuclear regulatory commission say, this is a quote, this is not a threat to the public, and the spill is confined. >>> jurors have resumed deliberations in the sentencing of nidal hand -- hasan. heidi security has been into the courtroom to be an observer, only 12 members of the media are selected daily. the rest of us have to watch this from a video feed. we have someone i'm sure you will let us know just as soon as we have a verdict. change you so much. >>> closing argument expected today in the case of sergeant bales. wednesday he took the stand and apologized for the attack. now a jury must decide whether his life sentence should also include the chance of parole. allen he apologized. any -- any sense of whether or not that willd bales a cold blooded killer. he said in a few hours he wiped out generations. he said there is only one appropriate sentence for something like that, and that's t
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 4:00pm EDT
know, but what we do now. it's a question of american resolve, and america's place in the world. >> our concern with the cause of the defenseless people of syria, is about choices that will directly affect our role in the world and our interests in the world. it is also profoundly about who we are. we are the united states of america. we are the country that has tried not always successfully, but always tried to honor a set of universal values around which we have organized our lives and our aspirations. this crime against conscious, this crime against humanity, this crime against the most fundamental principles of international community, against the norm of the international community, this matters to us. >> and a little while after that, president obama spoke at the white house ahead of a meeting with balkan leaders -- pardon me, baltic leaders. he said there's no open-ended commitments being discussed. there's no american boots on the ground in syria. he did not make a decision but he did express that he wished the international community had already acted and lamented the fact that
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 11:00pm EDT
syria. >> translator: >> this is part of america's plan to divide the middle east it started with iraq and now syria and this is an israel's interest. tra*p>> translator: it happenedn iraq and maybe in syria and maybe egypt. >> reporter: the syrian government promised to defend themself against attack. the fire in syria won't stop at its borders. al jazeera, beirut. >> the tinspection team in syria could take two weeks to release its report but the u.s. will wait on findings -- will it wait on findings before launching any attack. james is at the u.n. the ambassadors of the five members of the security council on their way to a meeting. this wasn't a formal session along the horseshoe table the final court of international security. the place where historically so many decision about global war and peace have been taken. instead, the last of the arrive at a meeting of the u.s. secretary general with the ambassador of the country will take security council. the weapons inspectors have made good progress taking samples of witness statements inside syria at the sight of the chemical attac
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 2:00am EDT
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ABC
Aug 23, 2013 6:30am EDT
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Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 1:00pm EDT
that the united states of america makes our own decisions on our own time lines based on our values and our interests. now, we know that after a decade of conflict the american people are tired of war. believe me, i am a too. but fatigue does not absolve us of our responsibility. just longing for peace does not necessarily bring it about. history would judge us all extroardinar illy harshly if we turn a blind eye to use of wepons of massa destruction against all common understanding of decen decenty. we know we have a president that will do what he said he will do. whatever decision he makes in syria it will bear no resemblance to iraq, iran or libya. it will not involve boots on the ground and will not be open ended and it will not assume responsibility for civil war that is already well under way. the president has been clear, any actiony he might decide to take will be limited and tailored response to ensure ay despot's brutal and flagrant use of chemical weapon system is held accountable and ultimately we are committed, we remain committed and believe it's the primary objective is to ha
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 3:00am EDT
say the same? and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? >>they share it on the stream. >>social media isn't an afterthought. it drives discussion across america. >>al jazeera america social media community, on tv and online. >>this is your outlet for those conversations. >>post, upload, and interact. >>every night, share undiscovered stories. be and let me just show you what 13,000 people living under canvas looks like. they built this from scratch. the camp need clean water, sanitation. there is a lot that
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 12:00pm EDT
is a reflection of where america stands right now. according to a reuters poll, only 25% would support a military intervention. 45% oppose it, 49% don't know enough to answer. so dell, what is the objective of any military strike by the u.s.? the u.s. on record for more than a year calling for the assad regime to go but if this were to go forward, the objective would be to suppress the ability to deliver councilmember a call weapons and nothing more. >> you are now in washington and i was there yesterday and one of the things that is curious to the american public is we think all of washington is talking about syria and egypt. the truth of the matter is what they are talking about and i had a feeling yesterday that it was about back-to-school sales? >> yes, if you are going to do something in the rush hour, do it in late day and out of rush hour. the talk on the sunday shows today, largely about syria but also about the martin martin luther king anniversary as well. there doesn't seem to be a lot of focus and the principle point i should make here is congress has been out the last five weeks. the
Al Jazeera America
Aug 20, 2013 6:00pm EDT
.s. aid, and an alliance that is one of america east most important in the middle east. and authorities have arrested mohammed badie. separately judicial officials say a court will review a petition to release, hosni mubarak. mubarak is waiting to be retried on charges of being behind the killi killings that take place. >>> and demonstrators waved flags and posters of ousted president, morsi. egypt's cabinet says more than 850 civilians have been killed in the last week. the muslim brotherhood puts the toll much higher. let's begin in washington with mike viqueira. mike what is the latest on the meeting with the president and his national security team? >> well that meeting broke up just a short time ago, tony. we don't yet have a readout. we know egypt was certainly tops on the agenda. what to do about u.s. aid that is still blowing after the chaos, killing and carnage. under mounting pressure to halt payments to egypt, today a flat denial from the white house that aid has already been cut off. >> this is not just a faucet in which you turn the spigot. whether tranches of aid have gone
Al Jazeera America
Aug 20, 2013 8:00pm EDT
welcome t to al jazeera america. president obama considers cutting aid egypt after weeks oh of bloodshed. billions is on the line. burning up, more than 50 wild fires out of control this wes in states and they are running out of resources. >> in bangladesh, how put americans are putting lives in danger. >> we begin in egypt. the violent and bloody change of government there. the u.s. is rethinking its relationship, powerful mideast allie. president obama met with his security advisors today about possibly cutting the billions of aid to egypt. the same time the white house is condemning accusations by turkey's prime minister that israel had a hand in the overthrow of president morsi. we are watching developments in washington but first this report from jane ferguson. >> reporter: anti-military retestprotests in egypt has cha. they replace the demonstrations. here, around a thousand people gathered around the migathered . >> translator: i'm here to say no with an open chest. i know there are murders from the army and thugs with the police at any moment but i am standing here s
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 2:00am EDT
's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. >>> 50 years after martin luther king junior delivered his monumental i have a dream speech, tens of thousands are in washington to commemorate that dream. some worry that the advances are in dangery of being rolled back. >> reporter: the crowds that massed in front of the lincoln mey morial didn't match the 200,000 or more who watched martin luther king at the same spot half a century ago. but their determination to see america redeem his vision was strong, as children they were at the 25th anniversary of the march and brought their own kids to the 50 year commemoration. >> there are a lot of people who still care about equity and justice in the united states and recognize we haven't made it, but we are also fighting for the same cause. >> reporter: the speakers underlined the obstacles that still hindered black
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 11:00pm EDT
with the national security council, america's top defense intelligence and cabinet officials meeting with the president in the west wing of the white house. a statement from the white house says they reviewed a range of potential options for the united states and the international community, and they note that the gathered group is mindful of the symptoms that are exhibited on many of those images that we have seen coming out in the wake of that chemical attack. chuck hagel, speaking of those options and the military options in particular has told reporters traveling with him in southeast asia that those option require positioning of our forces to be able to carry out whatever the president ultimately decides and we do know that a navy warship has stayed on longer, bringing a total of five into the eastern mediterranean. >> that's anom nus sign for the syrian regime. the red line has been crossed. the president, his rhetoric has toughened. he has talked about a co are fr being deployed by the assad regime. the goal, should the united states pursue a military option, not to enter on o
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 11:00am EDT
follow developments on www.america.aljazeera.com. >>> there is condemnation after chemical attacks in syria. al jazeera's omar al asalah now reports. >> reporter: a day after hundreds of syrians including women and children were killed or injured. a surge among the dead for missing relatives. a syrian opposition said more than 1,300 people died after government forces used chemical weapons in a number of areas east and west of the capitol damascus. accusationaccusation strongly dy the syrian government. the shocking pictures of the victims have brought swift international condemnation. the french government demanding some sort of action. >> if proven opposition is there needs to be a reaction. what does that mean? not to send soldiers into the field but a reaction of international condemnation, and condemnation, i won't be more precise, of force. >> reporter: and germans hinting at barbaism. >> these reports are series and should they turn out to be true it would be an monstrosity. >> reporter: a meeting at the united nations security council failed to produce the best ponce. secre
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 8:00am EDT
american game. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. >> i have a dream. my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. [applause] >> his words forever penned in american history. it has been 5 50 years since dr. mayor tin luther king, junior delivered his iconic i have a dream speech. this weekend tens of thousandsdiothousandsdescended o continue his vision and many warn that the advances are now in danger of being rolled back. [applause] >> the crowds in front of the lynne kl memorial did not match the 200,000 or more that watched martin luther king at the same spot a half century ago but the determination to see america redeem his vision was strong as children veronica and benisha were at the 25th anniversa
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 2:00am EDT
heart. he wanted white america to see what they were doing. he wanted white america to see how hurtful it was. >> the letter was a national call to the conscience of america using real life, real time reality of birmingham as it's template. birmingham then became the spark that ignited the prairie fire of negro existence that was transformed into negro revolution. >> today thousands of people are expected to be in washington to celebrate the legacy of martin luther king jr. joining us now from a los angeles, president of the beverly hills hollywood branch naacp and member of the national board. thank you for being with us today. >> thank you for having me here, morgan. >> president obama is going to speak at the exact spot where dr. martin luther king spoke 50 years ago today. what do you hope to hear him say? >> well, i'm sure, and i hope that he will talk about the progress that we as america has made, and we as african-americans have really looked forward to in terms of being able to relate to society in terms of the progress that it has offered to people of color, black, other race
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm EDT
jazeera america launched a new and needed voice in journalism. the new york times calls it "serious, straight-forward news". "accurate, responsible" says the washington post. and the baltimore sun says, "instantly engaging and powerful". al jazeera america, there's more to it. make sure that stories don't escape them. >> every day a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you heard angles you hadn't considered. consider this, antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo. stories that matter to you. saudi arabia for that. ♪ test test .. . .. . but should you be made aware if you are consuming them. that's next on "consider this." welcome back to al jazeera. members of congress are being briefed right now about syria. >> possibly to start the end of this week, about now. now things look so very different. the loyal britt whose have stood by the americans in iraq, and afghanistan will not be onboard, this time. so obama has to decide, i think, whether to go it alone with perhaps the support of the french. and it looks like there
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 5:00am EDT
0's ♪ and chuck hagel says the vote against military intervention in syria will not change america's strategy. hello and welcome, i'm steven in doha and this is al jazeera, coming up, one of the most prominent leader is arrested and they are pulling out from the front line in their battle against the congo army. but first united states is still planning a military response to a suspected gas attack by syrian government forces. it had expected the uk to join a possible coalition but the british parliament voted against any strikes on syria as carolyn malone reports. >> reporter: the resistance outside of the white house against the u.s. attacking syria. and the leaders look at military options and an important ally is against intervening with syria with suspected use of chemical weapons and chuck hagel says the united states still hopes to act with other allies. >> our approach is to continue to find an international coalition that will act together and i think you are seeing a number of countries say publically state their position on the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter:
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am EDT
money real. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? it drives discussion across america. share your story on tv and online. >> welcome back. these are our top stories at this hour. syrian rebels are accusing the government of launching a nerve gas attack they say killed hundreds, including children. the alleged attack comes hours after a team of u.n. weapons experts arrived in damascus to investigate previous attacks. >> bradley ma
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 2:00pm EDT
in this place at this time 50 years ago today dr. martin luther king shared his dream for america with america. dr. king was the passionate voice that awakened the conscience of a nation, and inspired people all over the world. the power of his words resonated because they were spoken out of an unwavering belief in freedom and justice equality and opportunity for all. let freedom ring was dr. king's closing call for a better and more just america. so today people from all walks of life will gather at 3:00 p.m. for bell ringing events across our great country and around the world as we reaffirm our commitment to dr. king's ideals. dr. king believed that our destinies are all intertwined, and he knew that our hopes and our dreams are really all the same. he challenged us to see how we all are more alike than we are different. so as the bells of freedom ring today we are hoping that it's a time for all of us to reflect on not only the progress that has been made, and we've made a lot, but on what we have accomplished, and also on the work that still remains before us. it is an opportunity today t
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 6:00pm EDT
jazeera america, a new voice in american journalism. introduces america tonight. >> in egypt police fired tear gas -- >> a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. >> they risk never returning to the united states. >> we spent time with some members of the gangster disciples. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. ♪ >>> welcome back everyone, as president obama tries to ratchet up support for his economic policies he is targeting a key constituency focused on the soaring cost of higher education. david shuster has the report. [ cheers ] >> at the university of buffalo, the president announced ambitious changes to make colleges more affordable and accountable for their costs. >> college has never been more expensive. over the past three decades, the average tuition at a public, four-year college has gone up by more than 250%. >
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 11:00am EDT
to the fukishima disaster. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. ♪ >>> recapping our top stories the military judge has sentenced private bradley manning to 35 years in prison. the leaked classified government documents to i wikileaks. along with the sentence, manning -- [ technical difficulties ] and hosni mubarak is currently being held while prosecutors investigate corruption allegations against him. if prosecutors don't appeal the ruling, mubarak could be free in the next couple of days. >>> hearings are continuing on guantanamo. on tuesday a prisoner said gr d grard -- guards are depriving him of food as torture. natasha ghoneim joining us. so natasha get us up to speed on what has happened so far. >> good morning, rochelle. attorneys have been arguing this morning that they have many concerns. they have been enumerating their concerns
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 7:00am EDT
. >> this international form cannot be violated without consequences. >> america's toughening position as secretary of state john kerry says the u.s. is now all but certain syria has resorted to using chemical weapons. >> new dangers as the nation's biggest forest fire now threatens thousands of buildings, water and energy sources and america's cherished trees. >> a senior muslim brotherhood leader accusing the military run government there are terrorism. >> the secret service agent grabbed her hand and the gun. >> this chilling flashback as former president gerald ford recounts an assassination attempt on his life 30 years ago. ♪ theme >> syria's foreign minister says a potential u.s. strike on syria would serve the interest of groups there in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed 355 people last week in damascus. in a speech moments ago, assad's second in command telling secretary of state john kerr we his regime has not gone against the u.n. investigation. >> it has said that the government used a chemical agent. i categorically deny to mr. kerry, i reiterate there is no single cou
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 8:00pm EDT
in size. one of america's most popular national parks is in threat. >>> san diego's mayor may step down tomorrow. >>> and a sinkhole drains water right out of the bayou. now a lawsuit is in the works. ♪ >>> more international outrage tonight over allegations of chemical weapons attack in syria. now it is willing reported that not only were runs killed but emergency responders who helped the victims died too. here is what we know right now. president obama has directed the u.s. intelligence community to quickly gather information about the alleged use of chemical weapons. the u.s. state department says syrian rebels do not have the means for chemical war fair. but the government is denying it used any toxic weapons. we want to warn you the video we are about to show you is graphic. we cannot independently verify that -- john what are you hearing from the un. >> we are hearing from officials all over the world today. but all of them keen to couch their words very carefully because as william hague said today this remains unkw unkwap -- uncooperated evidence. . -- let's hear from two lea
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. >> but experts say it is a stretch for the president to say attacking syria is somehow about keeping america safe. >> the only way that the president can legally strike syria is somehow related it to america's defense. quite frankly, i think he is making a pretty tenuous case. >> the other big question concerns precedent. never before have they attacked another country. when sue dam hussein gassed thousands of turks the world took little action. even the state department admits there is no movement. >> is there aware precedent for an u.s. administration to use the use of chemical weapons as a justification to take some kind of retaliatory action. >> no. not to that specific question. >> so there is no precedent? >> not that i'm aware of, no. >> the closest comparison may be operation dessert fox. in 1998, that's when the u.s. led a four day bombing campaign. in april 1993, when they launched tom hawks into in an attempt to assassinate george hw bush. in an interview with the washington post aspen said. request experts say this isn't about sending a message to syria at all. but to another american
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 2:00am EDT
'll bring all the details on that in just a few moments. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. [♪ music ] >> major developments out of japan regarding the water leak out of the fukushima water plant. the warning has been raised from the level one to a level three. t
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 2:00am EDT
, coverage, and pretty much all of healthcare in america. my show sorts this all out. in fact, my staff has read the entire thing. which is probably more than what most members of congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. >> president obama has unveiled a new plan to help cut the cost of college. he wants to use a rating system that judges schools on their affordable. colleges are kept tall abou skee plan and are worried it will cost their in
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 1:00pm EDT
of syrian's war. go to our website for the latest updates, aljazeera.com/america. >>> in new jersey the detection of low level radioactive water triggered a plant shut down of the plant. the leaks were discovered overnight. the plant remains closed today, as inspectors are not yet able to get to the leak. officials say there is no threat to the public, the agency goes on to say the spill is confined. >>> the housing recover ray may be loosing steam. sales of new homes fell sharply last month. it dropped to the lowest level in nine months. mortgage rates have steadily risen since may on bets that the federal reserve will wind down its plan to keep mortgage rates low. >>> robert bales faces his sentencing now. a jury will decide whether his life sentence should also include the possibility of parole.ife sentence and a life sentence with a chance for parole after a couple of decades is a mere is sliver of light. they argued that after 20 years he should be given an opportunity to ask for parole. the prosecution, and defense have rested. the judge has given instructions to the military
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 8:00pm EDT
standards in journalism. >> a new voice of journalism in the u.s., al jazeera america. america. >> we tell the human store ri from around the block, across the country. >> if joe can't find work, his family will go from living in a hotel to living in their car. >> connected, inspired, bold. >> bob filner has resigned at mayor of san diego. he spent his last two months fighting a growing list have sexual harassment allegations. the san diego city council accepted his resignation this afternoon. he will officially step down august 30. he said goodbye to san diego, and apologized for letting the city down. >> obviously this is not a happy time for any of us, not for the city of san diego, not for those who represent and for my own part in causing all this, i offer deep apology certainly to all the citizens of san diego and through you to the citizens that you represent. the city should not have been put through this, and my own personal failures were responsible, and i apologize to the city. >> stephanie stanton joins us live from san diego. he apologized, but he didn't admit bob filner did r
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am EDT
-jazeera america sports. [[voiceover]] no doubt about it, innovation changes our lives. opening doors ... opening possibilities. taking the impossible from lab ... to life. on techknow, our scientists bring you a sneak-peak of the future, and take you behind the scenes at our evolving world. techknow - ideas, invention, life. can you say stocktopussy? there's more to financial news than the ups and downs of the dow. for instance, could striking workers in greece delay your retirement? i'm here to make the connections to your money real. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. >>> welcome back. i am stephanie sy. these are our stories at this hour. >> the wildfire in yosemite national spark threatening the power grid prompting the governor of california to declare an emergency. t >>> the suspected chemical attack has the u.s. considering possib
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. but parole. within eight years he could be eligible. this person did america a favor by helping out our droops out of iraq and afghanistan, reporting the wars weren't going anywhere as well as the president wanted to us do be. just just like daniel in vietnam and he needs our thanks. >> you recognize size the other side of that as well. >> you couldn't run a government if people were allowed to make these jump little, if we have good internal systems for whistle blowing and a system where you could get off, make it a defense that it was in the public interest. >> thank you for being with us, the senior managing attorney at the certainty for constitutional right here in new york. good to talk to you. flesh. >> you are thanks for having me. >> wild fires burning in the west are now threatening a national treasure. in northern california, a 25 square mile fire is out of control nereo sim at this national park. more than 50 fires are threatening people and property across at least 10 western states, the national i want agency fire center is now at its highest state of alert. that has not ha
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 12:00pm EDT
to this deployment of chemical weapons is in america's core self interest, and the president said the syrian government carried these attacks out. if you circumstance -- circle a couple of dates on the calendar here, you mentioned those un inspectors. it's very clear that the administration or any allied coalition is not going to initiate an attack while those un inspectors are on the ground. then tuesday the president is scheduled to leave the country. he was going to go see putin, and that got changed, instead he is going sweden before going to the g20 meeting. a lot of folks think the president might want to consult with leaders at the g20. others say that is not likely to have this hanging in the air while they are talking about the economy. also another wild-card here, if the british go wobbly in his term on this, and parlment does balk, then that throws another twist and angle into the potential timing. >> mike, tell us precedent for this. >> well, i think the most direct precedent is 1993 and 1998. 1993 a plot was uncovered tos a -- s a nate president bush. really underscoring the sym
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 1:00pm EDT
was in america's core self interest to respond to the deployment of chemical weapons. and the president went further than he has ever gone in blaming the syrian government. he said they in fact care rid out these attacks. he reported that the top administration officials, chuck hagel, john kerry, james clapper, and the vice chairman of the joints chief of staff l be on a conference call with leadership of congress still scattered throughout the country. they will be on the phone tonight at 6:00. this is 116 members of congress, mostly conservatives from the isolationist wing that overlaps to a great degree with the tea party wing as well, joining together to write a letter insisting on congressional authorization. is that the prevailing view of leadership? it doesn't appear at this point. because john boehner in his own letter to the president raised a number of pertinent questions but did not insist the president come to congress. >> he did in fact stop just short of that. let's talk more about the leadership. once they get this briefing later on, how might this play out going forward? how
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 8:00pm EDT
almost quite obviously referred to in that interview, if america's core national interests are at stake? >> let me go to paul, who is in capitol hill, and paul, of course, many members of congress back home on recess that's why they have this conference call, have you heard anything tonight? >> well, that's right. there is mounting frustration what we are hearing. mounting bipartisan frustration, they are worried that any attack can draw the u.s. further into the syrian conflict. and they are also frustrated about the lack of an end game. about a clear policy for a way out. >> paul, do we know anything about the briefing at the white house that they had with congress? have you hear anything about that. >> they have heard there are problems with that video conference. a problem securing enough video conference lines so the conference had to be declassified on ur classified report. president obama said it wouldn't be regime change or even changes the civil war. they are trying to keep it out of the hands of terrorists. >> we know the ashad regime maintains stock piles. we have indicated o
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 8:00am EDT
extinction. >> aljazeera turns to sports. components of the aljazz mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. >> we have been talking about syria all morning, but we have some developing news coming out of egypt. protests in support of ousted egyptian president mohamed morsi are taking plagues in the country. police have closed entrances into cairo and shut down metro stations in tahrir square to contain the protestors. flash style protests are being held in order to avoid fighting with police. >> eight years ago, hurricane katrina slammed into the gulf coast. more than 1800 people died in one of the worst natural disasters in this nations history. the city is still recovering. some very creative people have gone to the big easy to help drive its revival. >> he's come a long way since helping his father fix up houses in vermont. he's a respe
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Aug 21, 2013 6:30am EDT
america's best today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is best for you >>> thanks for joining us this morning. award wink mystery writer eleanor leonard has passed away. produced get shorty, 52 pickup, and many of those books were adapted into screen. leonard suffered a stroke two weeks ago. the author died in his home in michigan. >>> new information this morning on beau biden's son -- or beau biden, the son of vice president joe biden. there's word he is being evaluated at a cancer center in texas. biden felt weak and disoriented after driving to indiana for a family vacation. this is not the first health scare for beau biden who became delaware's attorney general in 2007. after a mild stroke in may of 2010 he spent a week at the hospital and more than a month recuperating at home. >>> health problems that forced aretha franklin from attend an event in chicago. major league baseball was set to honor her as the beacon of change honor row. she says she's unable to travel. she
ABC
Aug 20, 2013 6:30am EDT
morning america. >>> we've got breaking news right here in baltimore. >> absolutely. we are going to send you off to good morning america but stay on top of this breaking news. coming out of west baltimore, four people shot. the victims were taken to shock trauma. we have a crew on the scene. stay with us. as good morning america rolls on we have updates throughout the day. >> we're done here for right now. we're always with you at abc2news.com. we'll be back in 25 minutes for news, weather and traffic. [ kool-aid man ] i'm just like everybody else. oh yeah! i put my pants on one leg at a time except my pants are 22 different flavors. but other than that, i'm completely normal. [ male announcer ] now introducing new kool-aid liquid. smile, it's kool-aid. >>> good morning, america. breaking now, brand-new fires burst across the west. erratic winds, spreading new firestorms from oregon to california right now. the dry, hot weather and lightning making it fierce on the fire lines. >>> the vice president's son, beau biden hospitalized after an alarming finding on a family vacation. a growing
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 6:00pm EDT
voice of journalism in the u.s., al jazeera america. america. >> we tell the human store ri from around the block, across the country. >> if joe can't find work, his family will go from living in a hotel to living in their car. >> connected, inspired, bold. >> welcome back, everyone, for more on the bales and hassan cases we're joined by jeffrey s. corn, a professor of law. good to talk to you. let me set this it up for you and have you take it on. you have two cases here, two soldiers, both guilty of multiple killings of innocence. one kills american soldiers and the other kills afghan civilians. the one who kills american civilians could be put to death. the one who kills afghans is allowed to enter a plea arrangement to avoid the death penalty. are the two men being treated differently because of who they killed? >> in my opinion the answer to that is no. i know that's been one of the criticisms that's been made over these two cases, but the way i look at this is that the evidence of the massacre at fort hood supports the conclusion that major hassan's crimes were much more depraved
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
was an intern at bank of america in london, worked eight all-nighers in two weeks. we have more. >> the signs were there, but for the student, it was too late. the young student from germany was nearing the end of his internship at bank of america's investment on merle lunch when he died at his home. he had reportedly just worked 72 hours when he collapsed in the shower. his profile on a social media website had an ambitious streak, a pressure to outdo a fellow worker for a position. >> those individuals are so driven, so key to get a job, that they push themselves and in the end, push themselves over the edge. it's up to the leader of the team to see what's happening and even if these individuals keep volunteering for work, which some of them will do, to turn around and say no, you've done enough, you node to go and have some rest. >> an internship at a high pro tile company is seen as a valuable recruitment doing, putting pressure on interns to accel. many say interns do work punishing schedules in the banking industry, offering a glimpse of what's to item if they gain employment in the pro
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
from america and its allies is on the cards. we just don't know when it might come. but as syria's ambassador to the u.n. said the country right now is in a state of war and preparing for the worse. >> that's john terrett reporting. bam as der. when you look at that bam and when you, might that be the reason why there has been hesitancy to get involved with syria. >> i don't think so at all. i think that if the united states wished to apply direct military force to take out the syrian air force, for example, it could do so. we face terrorist threats were hezbollah and iran already, and yes, it can get worse, but at the same time i think we're facing those things already. the issue for the. >> obama: administration ifor ff the conflict. >> can you talk about the question of why chemical weapons have become the red line? thousands of people were killed in syria by the government already, we didn't take action. >> right. >> suddenly because chemical weapons are used we're taking action. what sense does that make? >> yes, it's an interesting point of view. my point of view is really
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 7:00am EDT
security fellow with new america foundation, thank you so much for joining us this morning. as the quest considers how to respond, disturbing new images. this is video of what is said to be a fire bomb attack near a school in the northwestern part of syria. it may have contained may palm that sticks to the skin and causes severe burns. a doctor says at least seven people were killed and dozens were injuries. al jazeera cannot independently confirm those reports. >> asaad's regime has plameed the august 21st chemical attack on rebels. on friday, the syrian government called the u.s. intelligence on the use of chemical weapons fabrication and lies. keep it here to al jazeera for continuing coverage on the crisis in syria, you can also stay up to date on our website aljazeera.com. children in unmarked graves may finally have their stories told. exhume makeses are underway in an attempt to uncover their long held secrets. beautiful weather in yosemite national park, we will tell you why that sunshine is not helping firefighters dealing with a run away wild fire burning the national treasure.
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. >>> welcome back to al-jazeera. i'm del walters. there are more accusations by snowden on nsa spying. he says 450 communications from the u.n. headquarters were also compromised. and at this hour, a train has derailed in russia -- mexico injuring commuters but it can not be determined what caused the derailment. >>> the trial of hosni mubarak was adjourned until september 14th. here is jonathan betz with more on the court hearings today. >> two big stories here in court today concerning hosni mubarak. the first one, the charges for the deaths of protestors for the uprising in 2011. he appears in court wearing sunglasses and in a cage. there were questions as to whether he would appear in court but he did to make it clear to the court and those watching as it is streamed across egypt that he will face tho
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Aug 12, 2013 6:30am EDT
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Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 3:00am EDT
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Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 8:00am EDT
. highlights ahead in aljazeera america sports. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. was not me. check us out 24 hours a day on >> sentencing begins today for dr. nidal hasan, convicted last week for the 2009 shooting spree at ford hood that left 13 dead. thirty others were wounded in the deadly effort mass shooting ever on a military insulation. heidi zhou-castro joins us now. what can we expect in today's proceeding? >> well, morgan, today is day one of the prosecution's case for capital punishment. we know at least one family member of each of the 13 people killed by hassan will be taking the stand, plus three more of the wounded will be giving their testimony, bringing the total number of witnesses for the government to just around 20. the bigger question is what, if anything will hassan say when it's his turn. he did ask the judge f
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 12:00pm EDT
, but in chicago it's reading, writing and risk. >>> and immigrants in somalia making a new home in america down on the farm. and you can kiss that puppy goodbye, chula vista would answer back. they would come up clutch. jianca rlo, and california is back on top, 4-3. but buckle up, this game was a rollercoaster ride. the bottom of the fifth, they would probably be very good at that also. that is it for al-jazeera america. >> welcome back to al jazeera. i'm dell walters. chicago's public schools are under the microscope as more than 400,000 children are back in class. many of these children attending new schools under less than desirable circumstances. faced with unfamiliar neighborhood and forced to walk longer distances to get through, and then through violenc violend gang-ridden areas. it does sound like reading, writing and risk, are the kids safe? >> reporter: that's right. that's something on the minds of teachers, students and parents today. they have 300 safe passage designated routes over the school year for students to get their kids to newly designated schools. police will be along th
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 5:00am EDT
were carried out by the rebels. why? well, to drag america and britain and france into the war, and also quite importantly, to derail any chance of these geneva 2 peace talks. >> the flooded city of in china has been strengthened its dikes to prevent more damage. city 30s have also been building new pairiers along roads to ensure the safety of its main residential areas. much of tonjef has been under water. 33,000 people have been relocated. he sent us this update. >> i'm standing at the moment on a secondary embankment, some several hundreds meters away from where the usual bank is. you can see emergency crews have had to reenforce this area, and what they are doing now, is that some of the wattser making its way to the other side of this bank, not because it is overtopping it but because it has been leaking underneath, where we are now, we have come here by boat and a lot of sandbags are being brought here, so just dropping them over the side, trying to plug any leaks. one of the roads we were driving along just simply ended. about 100-kilometers further downstream from here,
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 8:00am EDT
valid point. >> thank you, drawing lass, senior national security fellow at the new america foundation. we do appreciate you joining us this morning. >> as the west readies for a possible military attack. u.n. secretary called for a diplomatic resolution, saying give peace and diplomacy a chance, stop acting and start talking. diplomatic he had door james bays joins us. now, a joint u.n. enjoy to syria. >> prime minister cameron and president obama have said leave it to the special envoy, the mediator, he is going to get both sides at the table. now he was asked one specific question. if there is to be a military strike on syria without the approval of the u.n. security council, would that strike be legal. he said under international law, no, it would not. >> the big question though is even after prime minister cameron submits his resolution, will the u.n. security council make a decision anytime soon? >> what you've got going on is one last try with the u.n. security council and diplomacy. two tracks are going on, one the diplomatic track, the british parliament want to show every eff
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